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Tea Space [Chambre du The] (France 2003)


Published 2003


Presented at Globians Film Festival 2005: 2001 : in the heart of Paris, a new construction is being built in a garden, amongs the great stone buildings of the city. This donation of Japan, made in wood, earth and paper will be hosting the act of sharing tea, across cultures & boundaries. « It is made to last for a long time », says the architect Mister Masao NAKAMURA. -- Please visit the official film website at www.summitata.fr (there is also a guest book to gather opinions and feedback).


Run time 27 min.
Producer Julien Peuble
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language Dialogue in Japanese, with English subtitles
Contact Information This film work is under copyright. Copyright by Julien Peuble. All rights reserved. The download of this movie for private use only is allowed, however not for any educational or academic purpose, public screenings and any other commercial use of this work. Schools, academies, universities and other media archives also need to license if they want to use this work for educational purposes or as part of their film collection or in their libraries. Architectual faculties especially: please do not use this work illegally! Please contact producer-director Julien Peuble for licensing: Email: jpeuble [at| free.fr Telephone: +33.870.777.392. Please also visit the official film website at <a href="http://www.summitata.fr "> www.summitata.fr </a> (there is also a guest book to gather opinions and feedback). -- "Globians" is a registered trade and service mark of Polzer Media Group GmbH Germany (www.polzer.org)


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Reviewer: ddellacosta - - January 3, 2013
Subject: I think the translation is strange
Has anyone else who speaks Japanese as well as English found that the translation is off?

Earlier I thought it was worse, but having watched the whole thing, I'm starting to suspect that this may have been translated from French first and then into English. Or, perhaps it just seems to me that some parts are much worse than others. Anyways, I'd be interested to hear others' opinion, if I'm wildly off-base or not.

Other than that, it's interesting to watch construction of the tea house, but I'd have loved to know a bit more about the exact techniques involved. It's clear there's a lot of skill and tradition involved which isn't touched on too much in the documentary.
Reviewer: Joachim Polzer - - December 6, 2005
Subject: The truth of being adequate
One of the reasons why we selected "Tea Space" for Globians Film Festival and for this online film collection was that we felt the film maker's enormous adequacy to his subject. The attraction to detail by the highly skilled artisans is followed as things develop and the building grows. It is so spectacular because "big things" like an architectual bulding may come into being out of a "breath of silience" by just practicising, contemplating and doing focused hard work. Even if we can not follow the Japanese words of Masao Nakamura we might understand his spiritual mood and his understanding how nature is and the world of things should be.
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